Goshen College

Goshen College alum appointed to the Order of Canada

GOSHEN, IND.—David Waltner-Toews ’71, a 1971 Goshen College graduate, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada. He was appointed "for his leadership and expertise in ecosystem approaches to health, and for supporting development worldwide." The veterinary epidemiologist and award-winning author is widely published in poetry and on a variety of subjects, including animal-to-human diseases and Mennonite history.

Goshen alumni contribute to Pfizer vaccine efforts

A patient receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot. (Photo by Steven Cornfield/Unsplash)

Two alumni from Indiana’s Goshen College played important roles in the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. Robert Lerch, Ph.D., head of lab and site management and business operations at pharmaceutical company Pfizer, and Mark Wittrig, senior director of quality assurance at Pfizer, both graduated from the college in 1984.

Goshen wins first Emmy Award

GOSHEN, IND.—Goshen College’s FiveCore Media won a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter regional Emmy award on June 12, the college’s first win out of four nominations. The special live event coverage Emmy was awarded for FiveCore Media’s production of the Goshen College Music Department’s “A Festival of Carols 2020” during a virtual-awards ceremony. Other nominees in the category were Digital Alchemy in Cleveland and WTHR in Indianapolis.

Rebecca Stoltzfus appointed to second term as Goshen College president

GOSHEN, IND.—Rebecca Stoltzfus was unanimously reappointed to a second five-year term as president of Goshen College beginning July 1, after receiving strong affirmation for her relational gifts, strategic thinking, community-mindedness and communication skills. Stoltzfus, who began her first term as the college’s 18th president in November 2017, was lauded for her many accomplishments during her first term:

Goshen College’s annual online Advent devotions to start Nov. 25

GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen College will offer annual online weekday devotions to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Advent. Beginning Nov. 25, the week before the first Sunday of Advent, and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the lectionary Scripture passages.

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